Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hoosier worst state senator

Any list of states in which I am tickled not to live would have to include Indiana, where they have a town called Terrible Hot.  It's a place where they can't even decide whether to use Daylight Savings Time or not.

But dagnab it if the wise solons in the Indiana Legislature didn't pass a bill and get it signed by Governor Mitch Daniels that allows citizens out there to shoot police officers if they feel endangered by a cop.

You read it right - a new state law allows residents to use deadly force in response to the “unlawful intrusion” by a “public servant” to protect themselves and others, or their property.

This all comes to light in a summer of unprecedented gun violence in America, and not long ago, a dufus in Florida shot to death a door to door salesman who came around selling steaks and seafood.  He took advantage of the Florida "stand your ground" law to kill this man, lest the salesman wing him with some frozen sirloins or salmon filets.

But getting back to the Hoosier state, and I promise that I never will, State Senator R. Michael Young (surprise! He's a Republican!) pushed this bill, with some help on the heavy pushin' from the good folks over at the National Rifle Association.  That's the group that pushes for all guns and ammunition to be legal at all times, no matter that they had to move their headquarters out of DC because staffers kept getting held up at gunpoint.  This Young man said that his law would allow homeowners to defend themselves during a violent, unjustified attack.

Sergeant Joseph Hubbard of the Jeffersonville PD says, “If I pull over a car and I walk up to it and the guy shoots me, he’s going to say, ‘Well, he was trying to illegally enter my property.’”  Hubbard, president of Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100, adds, “Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

There are people in this country who sit around believing that the police are coming to take them away and put them in some sort of concentration camp.  So this will give them all the ammo they need, you should pardon the expression, to fire like madmen, you should pardon the expression, should a police officer come within 100 yds. of them.

We should pardon Sen. Young and his NRA friends, too, I suppose, because they're not out there about to get shot at.  

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